MN State News

Universal presses bid to void music deal with Prince estate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Universal Music Group have renewed their request that a Minnesota judge cancel the company's music rights deal with Prince's estate, saying UMG will otherwise have to sue in litigation that could keep fans from hearing new music from Prince's vault for ...

Journalism groups intervene in Wetterling abduction files

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Several Minnesota journalism groups want to intervene to release documents from the 1989 abduction and killing of Jacob Wetterling. The request was filed Tuesday by the Minnesota Newspaper Association, the Minnesota Broadcasters Association and other media ...

Runner who died in NE Minnesota race suffered cardiac arrest

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a Twin Cities high school teacher suffered cardiac arrest when he collapsed and died while running a race in northeastern Minnesota last month. The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office released the cause of death of 41-year-old Jon Mathson of Eagan on ...

Stillwater Lift Bridge stuck in up position after power out

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A historic lift bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin is stuck in the up position. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says a power outage disrupted the scheduled noon lift of the Stillwater Lift Bridge on Tuesday. The bridge's lift span was headed down ...

Dayton agrees to fund Legislature until October

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton announced Friday that he has agreed to continue to fund the Minnesota Legislature until October, while lawmakers' lawsuit over his decision to cut their funding is pending. A joint stipulation by Dayton's attorneys and lawyers for Republican ...

Twin Cities Pride officials apologize, will let police march

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twin Cities Pride Parade organizers apologized Friday for asking law enforcement to minimize their participation in Sunday's annual event in downtown Minneapolis due to tensions over the shooting of Philando Castile, and said officers ...

Officials: Poisonous hemlock spreading in parts of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are warning residents about the spread of poison hemlock in southeastern parts of the state. Residents are cautioned to avoid touching the toxic flowering weed and to seek emergency help immediately if it's ingested. All parts of the hemlock are ...

1 dead, 1 arrested in shooting at Minnetonka storage company

MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting at a Public Storage facility in the Minneapolis suburb of Minnetonka that left one man dead. A statement from the city said officers were responding to a report of a dispute between two men at the facility just after 11 a.m. ...

Man steals police car, leads officers on chase

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a man in a stolen police car led officers from several agencies on a chase through southern Minnesota. Mankato officers went to a residence Thursday to arrest the 38-year-old man on an outstanding warrant. Officials say the man stole a police vehicle and ...

Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis' first openly gay police chief responded sharply Thursday to a decision by organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade to ask her department to minimize its participation in Sunday's annual event due to tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile. They ...

ACLU accuses Minnesota officers of brutalizing suspect

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing law enforcement officers in Minnesota of a brutal attack on an assault suspect. The group's Minnesota chapter released squad car video Thursday that it says shows excessive force during the arrest in Worthington last July of ...

Shocking video of police shooting wasn’t enough to convict

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The release of dashboard video in the shooting death of Philando Castile renewed anger over his death and reopened an emotional question: How could the police officer who shot him have been acquitted? But even with the shocking squad-car footage, prosecutors faced a ...

Pilot hospitalized after plane crash in NW Minnesota

MAHNOMEN, Minn. (AP) — A pilot is hospitalized after a small plane crashed in northwestern Minnesota. The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office got a 911 call Tuesday night about the crash five miles south of Mahnomen near the Mahnomen County Airport. Deputies found the plane in a field. Two ...

In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In the moments after a Minnesota police officer fatally shot Philando Castile, his handcuffed girlfriend began screaming in the back of a patrol car as her 4-year-old daughter begged her to stop. Squad car video from the July 2016 shooting shows Diamond Reynolds and her ...

Hacker angered by officer’s acquittal claims attack on state

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A hacker upset about last week's acquittal of a Minnesota police officer who shot and killed a black motorist claims to have stolen hundreds of email addresses from a state database. Minnesota's Information Technology Services department confirmed a cyberattack ...

Jockeys avoid collision with riderless horse at Minn. track

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — This was a very unwelcome turn for a race horse. Shortly after Sunday's fifth race began at Minnesota's Canterbury Park, Tiz a Princess unseated jockey Patrick Canchari and jumped over the inside rail fence. Tiz a Princess ran into the infield and headed toward the ...

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota police officer who pulled over Philando Castile politely told the driver that his brake lights were out and calmly instructed him not to pull out his handgun before suddenly drawing his own weapon and firing seven rounds into the car, a video released Tuesday ...

Minnesota WWII soldier to receive proper burial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After more than seven decades of searching and waiting, an eastern Minnesota woman will get the chance to give her husband a proper military burial. KMSP-TV (http://bit.ly/2sstiLw ) reports that Staff Sgt. Jerry Jacobsen will be buried with full military honors at Fort ...

3 hurt in St. Paul shooting

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police say three people have been injured in a shooting in St. Paul. KSTP-TV (http://bit.ly/2tjFf6i ) reports one of the victims is a young girl. Witnesses tell the station that the shots early Monday came from an alley but struck a nearby home. A neighbor says his ...

Couple donates $750K for library

TRAVERSE CITY (AP) — Bill and Nancy Davy walked through the tall grass at the corner of Center and Island View roads to the future site of the Peninsula Community Library. The two sought out where the front porch will be on the cottage-style building after Nancy, president of volunteer group ...

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